9 Days Kenya Cultural Tourism Safari Itinerary
Kenya Cultural Tourism Safari, African Cultural Safari Tours
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
Transfer from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the Nairobi Meridian hotel for overnight. Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi – Kericho
Depart Nairobi early in the morning for a 9 days luo cultural safari through Great Rift Valley with a stopover at the view point to have a glance at Mt Longonot and the breathe taking escarpment to reach Kericho tea hotel arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you will be escorted to the Tea Plantations of Kericho.
Kericho is a Tea country which has put Kenya to be the world third largest Tea producer after India and Sri Lanka. There are beautiful rolling hills carpeted in neat, bright green tea bushes as far as you can see. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 3: Kericho – Kisumu – Kit Mikayi
After breakfast, depart from Kericho via Kisumu city to reach Kenya’s most dramatic archaeological sites, a vast granite rock tower called Kit Mikayi. The legendary story behind Kit Mikayi means the first wife in Luo Tribe.
The site since time immemorial has been a worship place and is usually being used by the Legion Maria sect and you can see the remains of lit up candles in several colors inside the cave. Return to Kisumu for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Kisumu - Kendu Bay Simbi
After breakfast, leave the campsite and drive to Simbi Nyaima Lake. Legend has it that there once existed a community on the site. The village, however, disappeared in a violent storm when residents refused to shelter and feed an old woman who sought refuge there, creating a large depression that formed Lake Simbi Nyaima.
Mythical as it is, geologists say it is a crater lake formed about six centuries ago as a result of earthquakes accompanied by volcanic eruptions. Lake Simbi Nyaima is a seasonal home of migrating flamingos. Simbi Nyaima in the local Luo language means he village that sank. It is actually a crater lake in which the community attaches great importance because of the legendary story surrounding it.
Visit and listen to the heart rending story of the woman who visited this village looking for shelter and food. We will be entertained by the local luo traditional dancers for two days. Dinner and overnight in Homa bay tourist lodge Meal plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Homa Bay
It’s a day with the local Traditional dancers. We will be entertained by the local luo traditional dancers. Dinner and overnight at Cold spring Hotel meal plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Homa Bay – Thim Lich Ohinga
After breakfast, drive to Thim Lich Ohinga arriving in time for lunch. Its time to know the truth about this great park with the help of a local tour guide. Dinner and overnight in Migori town.
Day 7: Thim Lich Ohinga – Maasai Mara
After breakfast drive to Kilgoris passing through Maize and Sugar plantation, amazing at the beautiful landscape of Nandi and Kipsigis tribes to enter the famous Maasai Mara in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight Mara Seasons Hotel.
Day 8: Masai Mara National Park
Masai Mara is Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve. Elephant and buffalo abound in the riverine forests, while out on the grasslands Impala and Thompson’s gazelle can be seen together with their attendant predators including lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal.
The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti ecosystem and plays host to the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October. In addition, lesser known species such as topi, hartebeest, waterbuck eland and many small mammals create a kaleidoscopic picture.
Between game drives, visit to the Masai “Manyatta” (village) to learn their culture. The Masai are a fiercely proud tribe who maintain their nomadic way of life. Overnight at Mara Seasons lodge meal plan Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast.
Day 9: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast, We spend the last morning in the bush admiring unspoilt Africa, preparing to return to Nairobi. A mid-afternoon arrival in Nairobi, day room at the Sarova Panafric Hotel for relaxing, then we fly home later that night. meal plan Breakfast.
Extensive Game drives
Use of 4×4 Mini Van vehicle fitted with pop-up roof
All meals included while on safari
Full board Accommodation
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Cultural Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary